Solitary Bee species in Ecuador. Solitary bees are not the same as social bees, as the females don’t rely on help to bring up the young.
Dark Leaf Cutter Bee
Who Lives in Bee Hotels. Bee hotels are provided for bees to use as breeding places by cavity-nesting solitary bee species.
Both Leafcutter Bees on Flowers. Both the black and red leafcutter bee species foraging on cosmos flowers, flying passed each other.
Busy Leafcutter Bee with Pollen “Megachile Ericetorum” . A video slide of this busy leafcutter bee, collecting pollen as it buzzes from flower to flower.
A Leafcutter Bee on Cosmos Flowers with a video slide of photo’s. This dark leafcutter foraging on flowers showing pollen abdomen.
Bee Species In Ecuador, found in our home gardens. Amazing how many species are foraging on flowers and some small and larger.